According to Greg Kaza, the Libertarian Party has again polled over 1,000,000 votes for its nominees for U.S. House across the nation. The party also did this in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, and 2010. The Libertarian Party is the only party to have polled over 1,000,000 votes for U.S. House, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, since the Progressive Party last did it in 1914.
Although the 2012 election returns are still only 90% counted, the Libertarian total is approximately 1,200,000 for U.S. House. It is somewhat surprising that the party did so well, since this year, for the first time since 1978, it had no nominees on the California ballot for Congress, due to California’s top-two primary system.